« View county listHeat Advisory
Including the cities of Pocahontas, Piggott, Corning,
Walnut Ridge, Paragould, Jonesboro, Harrisburg, Blytheville,
Wynne, Kennett, and Caruthersville
246 PM CDT Sun Jun 17 2018
...HEAT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM CDT THIS EVENING...
* HEAT INDEX READINGS...Exceeding 105 to 108 degrees.
* TIMING...Through 8 PM this evening.
* IMPACTS...The combination of hot temperatures and high relative
humidity will create dangerous conditions for those performing
strenuous outdoor activities. The elderly and small children are
especially susceptible to heat related illnesses.
A Heat Advisory means that a period of hot temperatures is
expected. The combination of hot temperatures and high humidity
will combine to create a situation in which heat illnesses are
possible. Drink plenty of fluids, stay in an air-conditioned
room, stay out of the sun, and check up on relatives and
neighbors. Take extra precautions, if you work or spend time
outside. When possible, reschedule strenuous activities to early
morning or evening.
The interior of a vehicle can heat up very quickly on hot days. Do
not leave children or pets unattended in a vehicle, even for a
short period of time. Don't forget to check the backseat!
To reduce risk during outdoor work, the occupational safety and
health administration recommends scheduling frequent rest breaks
in shaded or air conditioned environments. Anyone overcome by heat
should be moved to a cool and shaded location. Heat stroke is an
emergency, call 9 1 1.